Licensed Acupuncturist Salary (United States)

A Licensed Acupuncturist earns an average salary of $45,532 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Licensed Acupuncturist Salary (?
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$24,392 - $82,892
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MEDIAN: $45,532
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Licensed Acupuncturist Salary (?
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$19.19 - $81.21
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,392 - $82,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,804 - $122,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.19 - $81.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,323  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,804 - $122,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 65%